Can anyone advise us,
We completed on our apartment in March.
The Lawyer gave us an estimation of the final costs for completion.
We sent the funds requested, plus another 3,000 euros over to cover mortgage payments and bills for a few months.
After completion we sent numerous emails to the Lawyer, asking her for the final costings, we got no response from her.
When we were in Almeria last month, we called into Banco Pastor to arrange an on-line bank account,. We asked for a balance and were shocked to find that we only had a balance of 100 euros.
We asked the Bank to go through where all the money had gone and whilst we could understand many of the transactions ie, electricty, set up fees, money to the Developer etc... There were two withdrawals Provision of funds, the bank said that one for 3,000 euros was fot the Notary costs, the other was for for 1,700 euros, we are not sure what this was for!!
.Also the Lawyer had withdrawn more fees than she put on the estimated breakdown. We have paid nearly 5,000 euros to this Lawyer in total and her service does not reflect these fees.
We have continued to request an answer from our Lawyer and cannot get her to respond.
Can anyone give us advice as to what rights we have to getting a final costings.
We also found through the Bank that our requested mortgage for 106,000 euros, was now a mortgage for 93,000 euros for the apartment and the remainder had been paid via a loan from the Bank for 13,000 euros, we are also wanting to know the reason why it was done this way instead of the one mortgage we thought we were getting.